Not able to use custom search plugin in FF40
I have a custom search plugin. It is not working from FF40 onwards. I have tried putting the file in the profiles folder. Did the renaming thing also. None of it resolved the issue. Any suggestions ?
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/44.0.2403.157 Safari/537.36
hi vishals1991, as of firefox 40 you can no longer place searchplugin.xml files within the firefox program folder. it should still work though if you create a folder named "searchplugins" within your profile folder. Also the name of the custom search plugin shouldn't be the same as one of the preloaded search engines (yahoo, google, etc.)...
Yes. I have tried that already by following https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data. The name is different from the existing ones.
you could also try an online tool like http://ready.to/search/en/ to generate and add a custom search engine then...
You can also use the Mycroft Project to create a custom search plugin. http://mycroftproject.com/
Mycroft was part of MozDev until a few years ago when it was spun off to its' own domain.